Maya L. Ralston

Maya is a Relationship Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She loves using her God given gifts to pour into the lives of others.

3 Questions To Ask Yourself When God’s Answer is “No”

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When God's Answer is "No", It can hurt and leave us confused. One thing I've learned is we can pout now and thank Him later or walk by faith and thank Him in advance.

5 Reasons Every Couple Should Set Marriage Goals

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Whether you're married or single, there are many benefits to setting goals in your relationship. Here are just a few...

5 Things That Could Be Blocking God’s Work In You

Have you ever felt like you were stuck or just going through the motions? Here are five things that could be blocking God's work in you...

You’re Praying… But Has God Already Answered?

God will answer your prayer, but He will do it His way, for His reasons, and in His timing!

Be The Blessing You’re Praying For

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Be aware of who God puts in your path. No one is there by accident.

3 Things You Should Know If You’ve Been Hurt By The Church

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I recently read an article about one woman's experience with church hurt. The article itself brought a certain kind of pain to my heart. I must admit, I've been blessed; I've never had to deal with this issue so to know that this sort of thing is happening in the church, saddens me. I've heard stories where people have left the...

5 Ways to Break the Cycle of Toxic Relationships

Unhealthy Relationships
Ask yourself this very crucial question: Did God approve the relationship to begin with? Here are 5 Ways to Break the Cycle of Toxic Relationships

3 Ways To Show Someone Love Even When You Don’t Agree With Their Sin

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It takes a loving person to love others in spite of their differences.

3 Types of Relationships That Hold You Back From God’s Best

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Never let the hand you hold, hold you back from God. Here are 3 Types of Relationships That May Be Holding You Back From God's Best...

4 Reasons God May Have Closed a Door

Reasons God Will Close a Door
When God closes a door it can feel like all hope is lost, but it's not. Here are 4 Reasons God May Have Closed a Door.

Dating The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

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The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for. Be vigilant and stay prayed up!

25 Bible Verses To Keep Close When Relationships End

When relationships end, it can make us better or bitter. Trusting God makes all the difference.

3 Things That Might Be Holding You Back Spiritually

What are some of  the things that hold us back spiritually? Here are just a few...

3 Reasons God May Remove Someone From Your Life

We will probably never understand, but we can trust that God knows best. He knows all and sees all. Here are 3 Reasons God May Remove Someone From Your Life...

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

It's easy to praise God when things are going good in our lives, but the sign of true faith is how we react when things are not so good.

25 Bible Verses To Run To When You Feel Like Giving Up

Don't give the enemy the satisfaction of giving up . Here are 25 Bible Verses To Run To When You Feel Like Giving Up.

The Biggest Thing I’ve Learned When Christian Men Break Your Heart

I couldn’t believe it happened to me. My first heartbreak came from a man of God. He was actually the son of a preacher, with aspirations to lead his own flock one day. Out of all the silly, mediocre relationships I’d been in that amounted to nothing, I just knew I hit the jackpot when I started dating my...

5 Signs it Might be Time to End an Engagement

When God wants two hearts to meet, He moves both of them, not just one.

4 Signs You’re Venting vs. Gossiping

Venting and gossiping are both are equally common components of social groups. People who are in close proximity to one another sometimes develop problems with one another. Venting is when you get these problems off your chest by speaking about them to someone else. Gossiping, on the other hand, is when you talk about other people behind their backs. Nine times...

Preparing To Become A Wife: 10 Tips For Single Women

Many women dream of that special day. You know the one, where all of the attention is on her in that gorgeous white dress. The flowers, the decorations, the fancy cars and let’s not forget, her Prince Charming. Most women have an idea of what age they will be when Mr. Right asks her to spend the rest of her...

Why I Went From Single, to Married, to Divorced in Six Months

I think I've dreamed about  my wedding from the time I had my first school age crush. From my dress, to my cake,  to my bridesmaids, even down to my groom. He was going to be tall, dark, handsome, and well dressed. Two years ago my dream came true (or so I thought). We met through a mutual friend so I...

7 Things The Bible Says About Tough Times

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If you're going through tough times right now, here are several things you need to consider... 7 Things The Bible Says About Tough Times:

When God Is Nowhere In Your Marriage

Sometimes we pray for Mr. Right, but when he comes along we forget all about God. We don't talk to Him anymore. We don't spend time with Him anymore. We barely find time to pray, except for when things are going bad for us. When God is the center of your marriage, you aim to be a good spouse, not because...

An Open Letter To Mr. Wrong

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Bless those who walk away from you. They are making room for the one who won’t! Here's my Open Letter To Mr. Wrong.

2 Wrongs Do Not Make a Right

I know you have probably heard this question before, “Do 2 Wrongs Make a Right?” The answer is emphatically no! When you have two wrongs you simply have two wrongs. The is especially true when it comes to disagreements or should I say arguing. When you find disagreements and arguments creeping up as a part of your life, take a...

10 Things Every Girl Should Learn from Her Mother

10 Things Every Girl Should Learn from Her Mother Two of my greatest blessings have been having an amazing single mother raise me and being a mother to an amazing daughter. I’m so grateful God used me as the vessel to deliver my daughter into the world and made me responsible for her upbringing. Although I’ve had parenting challenges along the way, I wouldn’t trade this...

10 Pieces Of Advice Every Woman Needs To Hear

10 Pieces Of Advice Every Woman Needs To Hear As a mother of a teenage daughter, I often look back and wonder where all the time went. I mean just yesterday I was changing her diapers. (or so it feels). Watching her grow up into a wonderful little lady has started me to thinking about life, relationships, spirituality, and all the...

Top 4 Things That Distract Us From God

Things That Can Distract Us From God
Top 4 Things That Distract Us From God There are a lot of things that can distract us from God. Sometimes we don't even realize that they are distracting us. Sometimes it's a constant struggle to keep our eyes fixed on God, and to not become distracted by the passing concerns and things of this world. But if we are aware of...

When God Has Something Better For You!

That moment you realize God had this planned all along... When God has something better for you...